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Defective wiring suspected cause of S. Korea hospital fire: police

Defective wiring is suspected to have caused the deadly South Korean hospital fire that killed dozens and injured more than 150, police said, as public anger swelled over the country’s worst fire disaster in a decade. The huge blaze that erupted at the hospital in the southeastern city of Miryang Friday killed at least 38 people including 35 patients — ...

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Five killed in bomb attack on Colombia police station

At least five police officers were killed and 41 others wounded Saturday when alleged drug traffickers detonated a bomb at a station in the northern city of Barranquilla, hours after a car bomb ripped through a security post near the border in neighboring Ecuador. There was no apparent link between the two attacks, but they come as President Juan Manuel ...

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Can’t say to shut down Facebook: Nahid

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday said the government has no capacity to shut down Facebook for a certain period during the upcoming SCC examination to be held across the country from February 1 next. “We can’t say that we’ll shut down facebook. Because we don’t have such capacity as well,” he told Parliament replying to a supplementary question ...

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Hasina University Bill passed 

A bill, titled ‘Sheikh Hasina University Bill-2018’, was passed in Parliament on Sunday. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid moved the bill and it was passed by voice vote. According to the proposed bill, the establishment of the university in Netrakona will help improve the education, research, training and extension of different topics at graduate and post-graduate and different tiers of ...

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BNP executive committee to meet on Feb 3

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has convened her party’s current national executive committee’s first-ever meeting on Saturday next as a court here is set to deliver verdict on February 8 in a corruption case filed against her. “The meeting of our party’s national executive committee will be held in the capital on February 3. All-out preparations are being taken to make ...

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Women’s Cricket: Sheikh Russel beat Indira Road by 10 wkts

Sheikh Russel Sports Development Academy earned a convincing 10-wicket victory over Indira Road Krira Chakra in the Dhaka First Women’s Cricket League at Gulshan Youth Club ground here on Sunday. Indira Road KC batted first after winning the toss and were bundled out for 85 runs in 30.2 overs In reply, Sheikh Rassel Sports Development Academy easily reached their target ...

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2nd span installed, 300 meters of Padma Bridge now visible

The second span (superstructure) of the much-hyped Padma Bridge was installed between pillars 38 and 39 on Sunday morning. With the installation of the second span around 8:30am, a total of 300 metres of the Padma Bridge is now visible, said the engineers concerned. A concerned official said now it will be possible to set up more than one span ...

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Ronaldo nails 2 penalties as Real Madrid beats Valencia 4-1 

A beleaguered Zinedine Zidane got the win he needed to take some pressure off as Real Madrid’s manager. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two first-half penalties to lead them past Valencia 4-1 on Saturday, breaking Madrid’s four-game winless streak away from home in the Spanish league. The lopsided win at the ground of the sensation of La Liga this season came after ...

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Japan offers assistance in energy sector  

Japan is keen to continue cooperation with Bangladesh in various sectors, including power and energy. “Prime Minister Sinzo Abe desires to continue cooperation with Bangladesh in various sectors,” said Visiting Japanese PM’s Special Adviser Kentaro Sonoura during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban. PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. “We ...

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Dhaka seeks Jakarta’s support to be Asean’s dialogue partner

Indonesia to support safe, dignified return of Rohingyas   Bangladesh has sought Indonesia’s support in favour of Bangladesh’s request for Sectoral Dialogue Partnership with Asean.  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her government’s keen interest to intensify trade, economic and regional peace and security partnerships with Asean countries and sought support to that end. Indonesian President Joko Widodo welcomed Bangladesh’s desire ...

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